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These days, people get so violent and go to the extreme to cause harm on their fellow humans. The rate of murder crimes have gone a high increase now just like suicides are also on the increase. Another murder case has been reported of a  gardener, Femi Aderonmu, who was arrested by the State Police Command for allegedly beating a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil of the Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri, Rafiu Adagun, to death.

 

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It was gathered that Rafiu was heading home after writing his West African Senior School Certificate on Wednesday when he was accosted by the gardener along the Oke-Olu Road in the Iponri area of the state.

 

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PUNCH Metro learnt that Aderonmu engaged the deceased in a fight, which led to the latter being unconscious. He was later rushed to hospital where he was confirmed dead. In a post on , Rafiu’s sister, identified simply as Adebusola, accused the school of covering up the incident.

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She added that the family got to know of exactly what happened through some pupils, who were eyewitnesses. She said, “RIP to my lovely brother, who was beaten to death by the school’s gardener, who is 26 years older than him at the Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri.

 

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“There was an attempt to cover up the incident by the school authority at first. They said he (Rafiu) suddenly slumped and died, but we made them understand that he was healthy and we said that we wouldn’t accept that excuse.”

 

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“We were only able to get the truth after asking some pupils, who were at the scene of the incident, and who confirmed to us that he was beaten to death by the gardener.”

 

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However, in a statement on Sunday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest of Aderonmu, adding that he would soon be charged to court after investigation.

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Elkana stated, “On April 16, , around 2.40pm, the Iponri Police Station received a complaint from the Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri, that on April 15, 2019, around 4.40pm, one Femi Aderonmu, a gardener with the said school, engaged one Rafiu Adagun, an SSS3 pupil, in a fight along Oke-Olu Road, Iponri.

 

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“In the process, the pupil fell down and became unconscious and was rushed to the Smith Medical Hospital, where he later died. Eyewitness accounts showed that the deceased was returning home with his friends after writing the WASSCE and the suspect blocked him on the way and pulled him down on the accusation that the deceased had insulted him earlier.

 

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“Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, visited the crime scene and the corpse of the deceased was deposited in the mortuary for autopsy. The suspect has been arrested and will be charged to court for murder.”

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Delta State Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Marshal Umukoro has said the attack on the state High Court Complex along Ibuse road in Asaba, the state capital during the #EndSARS protests was a setback for over three thousand cases the Asaba Judicial Division was adjudicating upon.

We reports that in the attack, hoodlums carted away several exhibits even as registers, case files and other court records and equipment were engulfed by fire.

Justice Umukoro who visited the burnt complex on Monday to ascertain the level of destruction said the development described the attack as an act of sabotage by criminal elements who masqueraded themselves as #EndSARS protesters.

 

Accompanied by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor, the Commissioner for Housing, Honourable Festus Ochonogor and some judicial officers, the chief judge said the act was also an impediment in the wheel of justice in one of the busiest judicial divisions in the state.

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Also speaking, the state AG, Mrakpor, condemned the act and described the wanton destruction of the high court building by the arsonists as tantamount to throwing spanners in the wheels of justice.

He said the courtrooms are sacred and wondered why anyone should attack the judiciary, adding that the judiciary remains the last bastion and the beacon of hope for the common man.

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Tribune Online reports that the ministry was attacked by hoodlums who smashed windows of the building, destroyed office vehicle parked at the premises and carted away some office equipment.

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The Security and Civil Defence Corps, on Tuesday, sacked one of its officer identified as, Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division Abuja, for joining the hoodlums in looting Covid-19 palliatives in Gwagwalada,

A statement released on Tuesday by Ekunola Gbenga, Media Assistant to the Commandant General NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, said Ibrahim’s dismissal was approved after a series of investigations and deliberations by the junior disciplinary committee.

”The recommendation was given after the officer was charged under the public service rule which is related to unbecoming conduct of officers.

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“This disciplinary measure was taken after a series of investigations and deliberations by the junior disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the management,” it said.

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The CG, however, appreciated officers and men of the Corps, including members of the public for providing useful information that has continued to assist the Corps in identifying unfit individuals within the ranks for appropriate action.

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